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nation. >> we all know the issue here is spending. >> what are the risks of huge defense cuts? >> operations, maintenance, and trading will be gutted. we will ground the aircraft retuturn chips to court, and sharply curtail training across the force. >> a bill before the wyoming state legislature would make a federal legend a person trying to enforce a ban on farm guilty of a funny. there are similar measures under considation in nnessee and tetexas. the governor in mississippi wants to make it illegegal in the state to enforce any new federal n laws. how many tis have we had this debate? ththis time after the murders of the children in newtown, conn. the president tells us is different. signed 23 executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence and has urged congress to reinstate a ban on so-called assault weapons, limit the size of the magazines, and mandate criminal background checks for all and sales. he is also o asking americans to put heat on members of congress to get there. >> ask for a member of congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of
.s. secretary of defense. >>> also tonight, housing boom. big news numbers. and how more people are building smarter for the changing american family. >> hi! how are you? >>> strange twists, in the story of football powerhouseman tie te'o and the girlfriend who never was. >>> and wide awake. imagine waking up during surgery, feeling everything. you can't said a word. >> i was as awake as i am right now. it was terrifying. >> it happens to thousands of people. and tonight, there's a new way to make sure it never happens to you. >>> good evening. tonight, we begin with the american hostages taken captive by terrorists with links to al qaeda. it has been a day of chaos, details still pouring in about a deadly rescue operation, helicopters circling overhead and a frightening scene below. it happened in the north african nation of algeria and abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz spent the day with the defense secretary, leon panetta, in italy, as he was tracking every new development. martha? >> reporter: diane, this is a very fluid situation but reports we are getting tonight
to help train malian forces. defense secretary leon panetta said the united states has a responsibility to go after al qaeda. he said u.s. forces plan to share intelligence they gained by using drones with their french allies. he says they'll provide mid air refueling to support french pilots. >>> nuclear power representatives from around the world have met in malaysia to discuss energy in southeast asia. the region needs a way to fuel its rapidly growing economy. about 300 government and corporate officials met in the capital and talked about the advantages and challenges of introducing nuclear power plants. malaysian and indonesian officials say power remains the main option for growing economies with high energy demands and say this is in spite of strong public opposition after the fukushima disaster. they both guarantee the safety of nuclear energy. the administration is working on transforming the energy policies. the trade minster said the country will export nuclear infrastructure after ensuring that it's safe. >> translator: japan has accumulated technology and human resources r
ground. we have to caught the size of the defense budget that is bigger than the next 11 or 12 nations combined. there is compromise, there is a middle ground and certainly there is a path forward on all of these issues. >> if the deficit can only be resolved in increasing taxes and cutting expenses. what expenses would you cut? >> i don't believe we should cut across the board. we should cut strategically. s there -- there is fat, no question about it. i would start there. there is no question that this defense budget is bloated. i'm speaking -- i can tell you the mayors of the country want to see less spending on defense and more spending on bridges and roads and highways and schools. investments that will bear dwiveds down the line. i also said -- i'm a democrat and this does not fly with some democrats but you have to look at some entitlements. you can be for entilettlement reform and not want to turn health care into vouchers. i can tell you mayors have gotten the support of pension reform. there's a number of things we can do that don't decimate the safety net but do, you know, m
the day with the defense secretary, leon panetta, in italy, as he was tracking every new development. martha? >> reporter: diane, this situation is very fluid, but reports we are getting tonight about the raid are very ominous. a u.s. official telling me tonight there were ten americans at the field, five are safe. but the fate of the other five, we do not know. what is clear tonight is that this is far from over. with algerian forces now surrounding the complex, the british prime minister is warning that this raid could end in even more bloodshed. >> it is a very dangerous, very uncertain, a very fluid situation and i think we have to prepare ourselves for the possibility of bad news ahead. >> reporter: the worst, coming after the algerian military moved in with helicopters, reportedly fearing the hostage takers were going to escape. the terror group was holed up in the natural gas plant along with their hostages, the americans and other workers from britain, france, japan and norway. some reportedly forced to wear explosives around their necks. tonight, algeria is saying the raid l
this because the ministry of defense, who we'd given these pictures to before publication and who raised no question of authentickivity-- we investigated this for three months. we only published it because it came after abu ghraib. >> rose: why did they fire you? >> because i refud to apologize. and we went to war on the pretext of weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist. let's see the veracity of these pictures. here's what's happened since. about a year ago, members of the queens lancarbir regimen that we had accused came to court. some were court-martials. a commanding officer said his men behaved like a pack of wild animals during that period purpose theyere brought to book entually. nobody questioned the veracity of the story we publish with the pictures. what is the truth about those pictures? i still don't know. what i do know is no one has ever been prosecuted for faking them. no one has been brought to work for faking them. we have the word of the regimen, which has been discredited, and the government, which we know, told a pack of lives. >> rose: interesting way you were
have already made to priorities other than medicare, medicaid, so security and defense mean that we spend on everything from education to public safety less as a share of the economy that has been true for a generation. that is not a recipe for growth. we have to do more to stabilize the finances over the medium and long-term, and also spur more growth in the short term. i have said i am hoping to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i also said we need more revenue for tax reform by closing loopholes for the wealthiest americans. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we consult the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. it turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate over this issue, and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they do not think it is fair to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care or a scientist to shut
the defense will be a fight. that will be fun to watch. >> let's talk about guns. i have been talking about this a lot. particularly since sandy hook, but before that. you're an independent in many ways, but what do you make of the gun debate. i'll tell you why i ask. in britain, it's not a political thing, never has been. never left or right. it's more of a human reaction when things happen, we have to do something. why is it so political in america? >> it's a part, i think, of how our country was formed. we did have to take up arms to form our country. >> to get rid of us. >> i didn't want to say it, but if you're going to bring it up, yeah, to get you guys out. there's that. it's in our constitution. look, i own a gun. you know, i'm gone a lot. i have a wife, i have two kids. i know how to keep them. they're in a gun safe. >> how many do you have? >> three. >> what type? >> i don't have an assault weapon. >> you have handguns? >> exactly. and i'm a sportsman. and i shoot skeet, and i grew up in the midwest. that's a part of my culture. i understand them in a way that perhaps people livin
yesterday and took several hostages including seven americans, secretary of defense leon panetta calling it an act of terror. we've got a lot to cover. let's get right to it with team press. peter ogborn and dan henning to start off the team. >> hey hey. >> bill: cyprian bowlding has the cameras going. phil backert is standing by to take your phone calls. you know, i'm really tired this morning because i had to stay up late last night. i couldn't go to bed without catching "american idol," you know, my favorite show. >> what's "american idol"? >> bill: can you believe it? still on. season number 12. >> pretty impressive. >> so we've had 11 "american idols" now. i know i couldn't name all of them. >> bill: are you kidding? >> i could maybe name half. >> i could name half. i just haven't watched in recent years. i know last year was phillip phillips. that's an easy name to remember. >> pretty good song called "home". kelly clarkson. >> bill: the first one. you've got lee dewise, you've got david cook, carrie underwood is huge then other big names like chris daughtry didn't win. he was thir
hunting and i can shoot. i have done skeet shooting, but i take self-defense courses. and it's interesting that my teacher once said, you know you think you can stop them, but you can't stop a bullet. i know lots of people who own guns. it's a matter of self-defense. but, you know -- host: as a bar owner, have you seen incidents where the use of alcohol and firearms can be a dangerous -- caller: i have a guy walk into the bar with a gun strapped to his leg. he said you can't wear that in here. he said, i know. i said, you know, take the gun and leave. the thing i was worried about was someone getting drunk and a fight breaking out and somebody grabbing that gun. he said it's my right. i said great, take it. and we called the cops and they showed up. and they said well, was it a big gun? i said yeah, it was a big gun. what did you want me to do? i have had rifles shoved in my face. host: thanks for your time. calling from harrisburg, pennsylvania, psychiatric nurse. give us a little bit of your experience and mental health aspects on the proposals. caller: i think this is a really good disc
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with the defense sec care, who is in italy, watching every move. >> reporter: secretary panetta says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. u.s. officials believing that as many as three americans are now being held but caution the numbers are fluid. it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus, headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight. security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead. others wounded. the terrorists then headed to the compound where the gas refinery workers live. while it is unclear how many foreign workers they seized, sources say it could be as many as 15 to 20. along with the americans, there are british, norwegian, french, and japanese workers, too. the attackers claim this is retaliation for the french-led invasion in the african nation of mali. the french are trying to stop an al qaeda-linked gr
confess, but say she killed in self-defense. her attorneys will argue to this jury that alexander abused and controlled arias. and she killed him to save her own life that day. >> the defense is going to be someone to come in and clean up the mess of her multiple stories and explain that in some kind of a narrative. >> reporter: many court observers believe jodi arias will take the stand. she almost has to to make that self-defense claim stick. by then, the prosecutor is hoping the jury will have heard so many lies, they won't believe a word out of her mouth. george? >> hard to see what kind of story she could tell. >>> now, we're going to turn to the mystery of what happened to millions of dollars earned by patricia cornwell. it's part of a huge lawsuit with her former money managers. she says they have been ripping her off. but they claim that, quote, cornwell was living large. and john schriffen is here with all of it. >> reporter: this is a lot of money. according to the lawsuit, patricia cornwell says she discovered something was wrong in 2009, when he net worth was around $13 milli
as well. david steinberg. >> that would be steve saks now. >> does that make you bull strategic defense initiative. >> we had a change in guests. >> yes, we did. >> changed at the last minute, i guess. there's a lot of factors that make me bullish right now. the macro economic picture is definitely one of them. you know, you nailed it with the fact that the fed is still printing money and despite the language that we saw in the last minutes, there's no clear sign that that's going to end in 13. we'll have a much better picture in the next couple of weeks. it's pretty good. fact of the matter, valuations and u.s. equities are pretty attractive right now. >> my dear friend carol roth, you have been skeptical of this market as we continue to go higher and higher and higher. we're at five-year highs right now. i guess we should all say it's time to tell when you go bullish, is that it? >> that's probably right, bill, but i feel like everybody is drinking the so-called punch or the so-called kool-aid so why not join the party for the time being. i don't think there's any good fundamental rea
americans. defense secretary leon panetta commend on that a short time ago. >>> we are working around the clock to ensure the safe return of our citizens. >> the algerian government says the military raid was necessary because the islamic militant captors were threatening to flee with the hostages. the al qaeda connected militants say their actions are meant to punish algeria for its help of french forces fighting muslims in mali. >>> a mother in san jose admits to lying about a supposed kidnap attempt of her daughter. >> now police and neighbors are angry about the hoax. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in san jose with reaction. >> reporter: they are angry. there's a lot of wasted resources on this and a lot of unnecessary fear. police say it only to be about 10 minutes of repeated questioning to get this mother to come clone about her story about an attempted kidnapping. >> can you explain what happened? >> reporter: that is the mother refusing to answer our reporter's questions. the woman originally claimed a man tried to grab her daughter a toddl
aggressively strategically but playing a lot of defense in fixing cleaning up, moving on rebuilding and i just feel like this is a pivot point. and honestly the fourth quarter was good. it wasn't perfect, though. there's a lot still to go, but this is a pivot point where now we focus on running the business. >> so much of your business, speaking about smith barney, you are going to assume all of their brokers, right? something like 18,000 brokers the biggest brokerage firm in america. so much of your business has to do with the small investor. yet we know the small investor is not really in this market. they're out of it in a major way. how can you predict consistent earnings or this is a pivot point when you know the small investor isn't in it? >> that's a good question. the interesting thing is even with the small investor on the side lines the business is showing remarkable resilience. so with 0 interest rates, very little new equity being issued, and very little investor confidence, the market is showing great resilience. but again, our investors, we have small investors but we also have v
was accepted and now i'm told by defense officials that military planners are in deep discussion with the french to go over specifically what they are going to bring in and where they are going to bring it. one defense official that i spoke with said that it could be the equivalent of the entire mek mek cannized battalion and might take up to 30 flights to get all of that in there for the french. in the end rkt the french would reinvert the u.s. for the cost of those cargo flights. there was a separate request for some u.s. surveillance as well as refueling and u.s. planes could pull up to the french jets, refuel them in the air, that's another request that's still under consideration but that part has not been decided, wolf. >> that's stepping up the military role in mali. that's a significant is headline. let me bring tom fuentes back in. are you surprised that france is helping deal with this crisis in mali? >> i'm not surprised to not let the al qaeda affiliates in mali and other countries become more powerful, to gain a foothold in those countries. we're under a lot of press
the national defense authorization act because he had a connection with a freedom fighter, nelson mandela. he just got off the terrorist list in 2008. he had a relation to a terrorist. under the present administration, and you can take americans to jail without due process. the black freedom movement has always been suspicious of it. we have black prisoners in their precisely because they were willing to tell the truth that was a threat and we do not talk about them. that is why the culture of fear is not just violence. people are afraid. they are afraid to lose their jobs. they are afraid to lose their status. not going to be nice tea parties, the white house. you cannot have a culture of fear and generate a movement. it is not just about justice. we have got to talk about love. martin was a titan of love. if you are not talking about love and willingness of sacrifice, we are not going nowhere. you have to be willing to hit the streets, go to jail, to die. that is what it is about. if you are not willing to do that, keep your job and drink your tea. we are in the state of emergency. [laughte
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uncertain and still very dangerous. >> we heard from the secretary of defense leon panetta today saying -- >> this is the problem right now for the united states and other countries, al qaeda in north africa, perhaps the new frontier for al qaeda cells and affiliates, but many of these places are very remote areas, very difficult to get to, and the case is, we are seeing in algeria, that government does not want outside military help. it's one thing for the secretary of defense to say there's no sanctuary, that the u.s. will go after these al qaeda terrorists, how are you going to get over there with limited force and how are you going to get to these countries to undertake military operations is a whole other question. this is likely to be a very serious ongoing issue now for some time to come. >>> now this, a new report out today by the cdc says that the flu season is now getting worse. 48 states are now reporting widespread flu activity. now widespread means more than half of the counties in a state have flu activity. 30 states are reporting high levels of the flu, up from 24 last we
this morning and defense lawyers for the five accused men said they need additional copies of some of the evidence. authorities are eager to move the case forward after the brutal attack drew nationwide protest and world wide scrutiny of violence against women and india. >> the man who betrayed the doting father of these different strokes has died. conrad and died monday of natural causes in his hometown of livermore. he played at philip drummond on the hit tv show was also a veteran stage and film actor appearing in the anderson tapes and woody allen's been at us. conrad bain was 89 years old. ♪ using cloud computing and mobile technology, verizon innovators have developed a projective display for firefighters. allowing them to see through anything. because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. >> good morning bay area your waking up the kron4 morning news is 7:42 a.m.. 27 as a common number for center rose about 029 for concord and pleasanton and at the freezing mark in vallejo. it is freezing out there, no doubt about it. we h
of the interstate highways and hardly any difference from the defense and also just to get some left side -- and we thought this would show everyone if the sequester went through that we could cut, and i believe if the sequester would have gone through, it would have cut about half of our current budget deficit on an annual basis and would have been remarkable, because i don't think it would have made a huge difference to anyone and i think people would think maybe we could cut as an experiment and set a tone for the rest of the world that the united states was serious in a different way about in a real way about our economy. and i'm amazed that people are so worried about retaining and 8%-9% max that means our government would have gone through and wouldn't have been a problem. people would not have seen any difference on a day-to-day basis. host: our previous caller mentioned algeria. there's a story out of the guardian in london talking about one man's experience. says a scottish man held hostage spoke of his relief of being rescued. and -- host: he added the algerian army's assistance has been
law of self defense that says the government's monopoly on violence is something that we create an exception to. >> here is my response. i don't think anybody in this room, or very, very few people -- >> legitimate violence. >> government's monopoly on violence? >> no, the government has a monopoly on legitimate violence. the government can execute people, can imprison people. when you go into a civilized society, the idea is that only the government can use violence. >> let me interrupt here. i think we're drifting slightly off point. most people in this room have no issue with americans having a gun at home to defend themselves. i come back to, scotie, of what i said earlier. what is the purpose and the need of an ar-15 that can have a magazine of 100 bullets? nobody can give me any reason why a civilian needs that. your explanation appears to be you fear a tyrannical government of attacking you. >> i have the right. that's my first explanation. i have the right. hundreds of thousands of men and women the last 2,000 years have died for me to have that right. >> to have an ar-1
. the defense secretary leon panetta says we are working with the british and other governments to end the hostage crisis. the "associated press" reports at least 6 people are dead after algeria conducted a military raid to rescue the hostages. some of the hostages to hide it out are praising the algerian army. >> everything is okay and thanks to algerian army they are taking good care of us and we were lucky that we are still alive and everything is good. >> one of the freed hostages said he was in a room with 260 people. at this point about 60 people remain unaccounted for. >>> back here at home a mother in san jose admits to lying about an attempt to kidnap her own daughter and now police and neighbors are angry about the hoax. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in san jose with some reaction. >> reporter: very angry. and a lot of people questioning why this woman would do this. police say she cracked under their questioning after about 10 minutes and came clean about her story about her child's abduction -- attempted abduction. >> can you explain wh
. think market's response today reflects that. in defense of our competitors, and there's a bit of a push now about this whole break you banks i think it is dead wrong. >> do you think they will actually do it? >> i pray and hope we don't do it. >> i didn't ask what you pray. do you think congress would take off. >> i don't think. >> that shed headline. you think this is noise. >> they will take up debate. reasonable people will get through and debates of series of these things last few years that will recognize it is an essential element of american competitiveness and there is actually no industrial lodgic for it. >> kind of interesting. richard fisher --. david: he was on yesterday, saying his plan. by the way let me ask about that. fisher was asking specifically, he thinks not breaking up the banks necessarily but denying anything but the commercial banks open windows from the federal reserve. cutting off the pipeline for the financials. >> that would be a free market way to break up the banks. just dawned to me i should have asked this question. sometimes this happens. does he want t
which is it lowers the body's own ability to build up defenses to the disease. is there any truth to that >> i don't believe that is the case because in principle when you give protein to the body, the body will see that as we need to defend ourselves and we need to make antibodies. it might only be true if after many many years continued vaccination that you will have somewhat lower ability to respond it, but what we have shown in studies specifically in the older individuals is that they're still better off to take the vaccine because it will boost and help their immune system. >> so many people older people are nervous about that. they really are. protein sciences is working on flu-blok. also working on a couple other drugs and maybe considering going public? >> we certainly hope to go public at some point in time, in the near future. we are very pleased that this product finally got approved because we call it a plug and play technology. you can use the same technology to make other product. david: no time frame on when you might go public, though? >> no, some of our corporate
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over demand concerns on the iphone 5. the australian market bucked the down trend with the defense of telecos and health care stocks lending support. the sensex in action trading down by .5%. back to you. >> all right. thanks for that. we'll take a break. >>> still will to come, hong kong selling out new plans to show up housing woes. >>> okay, let's bring you up to speed with stories. hong kong's chief executive has delivered his first policy speech outlining measures to cool property prices, reduce pollution, and improve welfare. he said it's necessary to curb speculative activities in the real estate sector given the persistent housing shortage. he said more land would be allowed for development and that 67,000 private units are slated to come on to the market in the next three to four years. joining us from hong kong, andrew yun g, chairman of international consultants. what's your assessment of the problem with chinese property? and how -- are they right to try these measures? >> i think that hong kong is now in the depth of a lot of contradictions, that being from premier wen
defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, forget it. >>> tim geithner celebrating last night. >> still on a budget. >> so no alcohol served, we know that much, but at least hopefully geithner got some cake. what message should have been written on his farewell cake? tweet us. we have a new handle, we've got your responses throughout the morning. we'll share your responses. >> how about thank you for saves the american banking some system? >> some people like that. >> i think tim geithner did a fabulous job, wish him very well. in the meantime, a big reason why you should prepare more for the salad. the cold hard facts later in the show, but first. >>> coming up, not exactly ocd behavior, but certainly something requires -- and nobody does it like jim cramer. six stocks in 6 on seconds, when "squawk on the street" returns. >>> the s.e.c. issue, give me a break. it looks -- don't sell it for that. >> jeffries leapwire hold or sell? >> i was talking to david fablers, always breaking stories about this group. i don't think -- >> merrill columbia sports? >>
here. and that is the sequester. $1.20 trillion of across-the- board spending cuts, half in defense and half in non-defense. republicans delight it. democrats don't like it. that creates an opportunity. there's also the question of how long do you extend the debt limit. i think it would be incredibly foolish to renamed on the debt of the united states. -- to renig on the debt of united states. but how long we extend the debt limit, that is open to negotiation. and between the two of how long you extend the debt limit and how you deal with the sequestered gives you an opportunity for another attempt at a grand bargain. revenue and spending restraint, especially on mandatory programs to get america back on track. we can do it. we have done much tougher things before. this is an next opportunity to put america in a premium position in the world. if we solve this problem, there's nothing that can stop the united states from continuing to be the most important and dominant country in the world. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. we will open it up to questions. i would like to
-- the same level of income. but i think that is clearly an alternative. it will start with the defensive sectors and gradually move on to the more -- let's say exotic sectors and the more volatile sectors. >> i just wonder, you know, from jpmorgan yesterday, which is actually aggressively underweight u.s. relative to japan as well as emerging asian markets. and it says the u.s. has been underperforming since last summer. with the debt ceiling looming, now, in fact, is the time to pair positions. so even if you like equities maybe longer term, you know, are there not reasons here to be a little bit more cautious? >> well, there is. i think contrary to 2012, which was really a year of buy and hold and it performed well in all asset classes, volatility on the fixed income, for example, was at historic lows, i think this year is definitely going to be different. and it will lead to have a very dynamic strategy. at this stage, we have 30% equity and it will go up gradually according to the economic cycle. one should not forget -- and i think that's the big mistake that the analyst made in the
, and the defense secretary. so ken salazar stepping down from the administration. he will resign and president obama will have to fill that post. back to whether or not you support executive action on gun control measures. senator rand paul talked about this recently. he said that president obama is acting like a king. here's what he had to say. >> i've been opposed to executive orders even with republican presidents but one that wants to infringe on the second amendment, we will fight tooth and nail and i promise you there will be no rock left unturned as far as him usurping the constitution, running roughshod over congress, and you will see one heck of a debate if he decides to try to do that. host: that was representative rand paul. jerry, gun owner. what do you think? caller: good morning. how are you? i am not in favor of president obama's executive action against gun ownership. i mean, we were founded a right to bear arms. it shall not be infringed. i agree with rand paul. i believe we should leave it up to congress to have it out there and have that vote. it is to defend ourselves and d
have escaped. defense secretary leanne pa net leon panetta not mincing words. >> by all indication this is is a terrorist act and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> cnn's dan rivers is in london. dan, there are so many different stories going around that the compound was attacked by the algerian military, that some of the hostages escaped, including one american. what are you hearing? >> well, i'm afraid it is a very confusing picture. the latest line we have from the british foreign office here in london confirming that the algerians have told them that there is an ongoing operation at this gas field suggesting that perhaps some sort of effort to go in. we know from the ministry of information in algeria they surrounded the terrorists with the hostages at the gas field, the troops were there. this sounds like they have gone in. there were widespread reports that helicopters were being used to attack the terrorist positions. now, the algerian foreign minister is clear
of the sons then shot him. the son surrendered. he said he acted in self- defense. >>> san jose police have released a description of a suspect who tried to grab a 3- year-old girl out of her arms. the man is described as latino in his 20s wearing a red baseball cap, jeans, a yellow striped shirt and smelling like automotive oil. her mother says her daughter was playing outside of their home on tuesday when the man walked up and complimented her daughter's beauty. she said he tries to -- he tried to pull the girl from her arms but she managed to break free. >>> a man accused of killing a man he met in a san francisco bar is due in court today. the 45-year-old is being held in the killing of eric escalon. escalon's body was later found and gagged in his ain't and his home had been burglarized. the area around the san francisco ferry building has been quieter than usual because the building's clock chimes are not working. they stopped working in july. officials say the chimes ran on an old computerized system that simply failed. they say the problem's been fix and the clock will work again ne
? >> not really, but with the nomination of peter, historically he's talked about cuts in defense. if you're going to cut, anyway, then let's get started and what about, too, is happening in the middle east, we'll find out tonight who takes israel, obviously netanyahu is leading the poles now. at the same time, north africa in the news with all of the latest violence at the gas field in algeria. so does this complicate the narrative of wanting to push ahead with sequestration? >> well, the speech yesterday was very short on international affairs. which i found surprising. because we are in ra very dangerous place right now. there is a great deal of uncertainty and new turmoil. sequestration was to what america's positive tour should be and how best to that in the in the two weeks. we'll have more focus on spending in general, spending in particular and, if you will, trying to right side the dvenlgs budget. >> mary jo, as you said, we didn't necessarily hear a strategic vision from the president, but do you think we can take what's happening in algeria that this is basically how the u.s. is going t
that it was a stick in the eye. frankly, he may a very spirited defense of activist government and kind of continued this narrative that, republicans don't believe in social security and medicare, et cetera. so, you know, we go on a very cold tuesday morning and we soldier on to the next battle. >> and, the -- there's an inauguration -- there's speeches, and then there's what you're able to accomplish given the -- the tone -- the makeup of the country, the makeup of congress. how much gets done? how much is just bluster? and how much actually ever gets proposed? but then again, how much is executive order? is he going to be able to do that without legislation some of it? >> well, again, now we get to wait for a state of the union on february 12th, and we probably won't see his fiscal 2014 budget until march. we'll have to deal with the debt ceiling and probably at least the sequester before that. so you know, there are not a lot of proposals formally on the table from the democrats. and i think we're going to have a very, very messy march and probably into early april, maybe even with a government s
of defense vows to take all necessary steps to deal with the situation. we are live with the latest. >>> grounded. the faa suspends all boeing 787 dreamliner flights in the u.s. overnight, officials in europe announce they will do the same. this morning, the serious problem behind that dramatic move. >>> and unbelievable. it was a heartbreaking story, north dame's biggest football star, grieving through the season after his girlfriend died of cancer. but now, it's revealed she never existed. it was all an elaborate and unthinkable hoax. but was he the victim or was he involved? big questions "today" thursday, january 17, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. >>> this story out of notre dame is astonishing. we are talking about one of the top college football players in the country, manti te'o. he was the runner up for the heisman trophy. >> we talked about what happened here. he had
, we face automatic spending cuts with untold consequences for defense, domestic spending and the economy. to make sense of this all, we have senators kent conrad and judd gregg, both of whom served on the president's bipartisan commission, and both of whom are among the most respected thought leaders from their respective parties on the federal budget. let's play the video to learn more. ♪ ♪ >> in the wake of the fiscal cliff, the nation is now anticipating more questions and more partisan battles as we prepare for the next round of debates over entitlements, taxes, sequestration and the federal spending limit as we approach several mini cliffs in the coming months. for their support of today's program, leading authorities would like to thank our co-host, the u.s. chamber of commerce, and our sponsors, bdo, ceo update and the broadmoor. our speakers today both exclusively remitted by leading authorities -- represented by leading authorities are senators kent conrad and judd greg. senator conrad was part of the bipartisan gang of six and was named as one of "time "'s t
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